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2016 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…


Greg Roman Sees Ravens Committing To Run Game More

The Baltimore Ravens axed their offensive coordinator mid-season last year and thus far have not decided to replace him. But they did replace their tight ends coach with Greg Roman, who will bring along with him the additional title of offensive assistant. It is believed that he will work with…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

You know what grinds my gears? How the “breaking news” graphic has become meaningless. Turn on any news channel and 24/7, the headline is “breaking news.” No, it probably isn’t. I’ve even seen it next to someone’s name in an interview. Breaking News, John Johnny. Figure out your chyron game, people. Stop…


Re-Signing Of Steven Johnson Good News For Lagging Special Teams

It wasn’t exactly a major splash, and the news didn’t necessarily send shock waves through the nation, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to re-sign inside linebacker Steven Johnson is not only a fairly significant move, it’s also a validation of the fact that he played well last season and that…


Roethlisberger Foundation Giving Over $75K To Local Police Departments

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is giving out $76,000 worth of grants to eight local police departments, the foundation announced yesterday. Here is part of the press release issued to the foundation’s website. “The K-9 departments receiving funding from Ben this year include the Arnold Police Department, Castle Shannon Police Department,…


2016 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Lawrence Timmons

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…


Steelers 2017 Free Agents Analysis OLB Jarvis Jones – Unrestricted

Player: Jarvis Jones Position: Outside Linebacker Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2016 Salary Cap Hit: $2,769,933 2016 Season Breakdown: Here is one of those big, juicy ones to discuss. Jarvis Jones is expected to hit the open market in under a month when free agency opens, and it certainly…



2017 Offseason Questions: Is Sammie Coates In ‘Good Hands’?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty…


Correcting The Steelers “Failed Philosophy” Post

Well, this is awkward. But I dove deeper into the data of my post earlier today of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ success rate on first down and found some errors/quirks with my charting. So in the interest of transparency, here’s what happened, and here are the actual numbers. We wrote the…



Steelers Should Have Interest In Vikings’ CB Captain Munnerlyn

This isn’t just the par-for-the-course dot connecting. The Minnesota Vikings seem likely to part ways with slot cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. And if history tells us anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers could have interest. First, the Vikings. The Star Tribune is reporting the team is likely to move on from Munnerlyn, given their interest…


Steelers Failed To Succeed In Key Defensive Philosophy For 2016

Please check out this updated post at the link here.  We’ve leaned pretty heavily on old Dick LeBeau playbooks throughout each season. Keith Butler has carried over concepts and philosophies from him, the man who worked under for more than a decade, many of which we’ve discussed after games in…


Steelers 2017 Free Agents Analysis: RB Le’Veon Bell – Unrestricted

Player: Le’Veon Bell Position: Running Back Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2016 Salary Cap Hit: $1,130,346 2016 Season Breakdown: Didn’t start well. Didn’t end well. But what came in between was pretty amazing. Spectacular even. Le’Veon Bell is truly a phenomenal talent who has proven to be instrumental in…


2016 Player Exit Meetings – OLB Bud Dupree

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…